I always knew how unique I was. I was always more fragile than them, more thoughtful and less loved. It was always like that and nothing ever hurt me like this. I always looked for an answer: "Why don't they love me?"

I couldn't find one.

Then I blamed my physical appearance. I've never been skinny, I had a slightly dark-colored complexion, I was hairy, my eyebrows were thick,- believe me, that much of thickness wasn't good- and I was ugly. Yeah, it was the answer. They didn't love me, because how I look wouldn't let them.

I lost my self-esteem.

I was a very extrovert, friendly and confident child years ago. Growing up broke my heart. Seeing how people can be rude but trying to be seen kind harrowed me. I wanted to get away from people, and I did.

Years later, I am writing this letter to myself. I am still trying to accept myself the way I am. I still have insecurities. I still avoid eye contact with people. I still get nervous when people look at me for a while. I am still afraid of making connections with people. I am afraid of not being enough for them. I still have a lot to achieve.

This is just not affecting my interactions with people but also everything I do. I am a student at one of the best high schools in my country, yet I am still not satisfied with my success. I am insecure about my Math and Science skills. I feel like I will never be good enough at classes. I will never be good enough at anything. And it scares me. Because I want to be more. I want to be remembered, I want to be appreciated and I want to leave my mark.

I know that it won't be easy. It'll take some time, but I will do my best. The most important thing we can do for ourselves is loving ourselves and many of us still are not aware of that. I know that I'm not the one to give advice because I still have my problems. Just know that you're not the only one who feels like this. I wrote this for you.

I want to thank everyone who shares motivational posts with us via WHI. You really shaped my thinking and helped me love myself. Keep what you are doing. You are my inspiration.